Sylvia and Bird

By Catherine Rayner


Sylvia is the only dragon in the whole world, and she is very lonely... until one day, she meets Bird. Tiny and chirpy, so different from the huge dragon, Bird somehow changes Sylvia's life for ever.

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Author Biography

Award-winning author-illustrator Catherine Rayner studied Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art. She fell in love with the city and still lives there with a small menagerie of creatures. In 2006 Catherine won the Best New Illustrator Award at the Booktrust Early Years Awards and was also shortlisted for the V&A Illustration Awards. In 2007, her first book, Augustus and His Smile, was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal, and in 2008 Catherine was named one of the ten best new illustrators as part of Booktrust's 'Big Picture' campaign.